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6 days post op panic

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6 days post op panic
« on: July 14, 2013, 06:12:06 AM »
Dear all,
I am 6 days post op and am trying to be patient and not to panic, but after taking off my vest yesterday for the first time I am a little afraid of how my chest looks like.

I was already very red and blue after the op from what I glanced, but it looks like there is still way too much fat left and also I am a bit concerned about the dark red parts. Should I massage them or put a warm compresse on it or something similar?

I have attached a photo, maybe you could give feedback if this looks normal or ifI need to do something here.

Linkback: https://www.gynecomastia.org/smf/index.php?topic=27983.0

Re: 6 days post op panic
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2013, 01:00:39 PM »
Anybody who can give me some hints (especially regarding the dark red parts)?

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Re: 6 days post op panic
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2013, 12:55:25 AM »
This is a pretty intense picture. A pre-op picture would be interesting to see, it seems that your surgeon did not do the excision via the nipple..

I would Suggest you post in the "Ask A Doctor" section.

Re: 6 days post op panic
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2013, 05:49:40 AM »
The photo is distorted.  We really need a true frontal view and both sides.

Bruising can be all colors of the rainbow -- red, purple, green, gray, yellow, etc.  That is not worrisome at all -- it will disappear in time.

What is of more concern is whether you have asymmetric swelling, which may indicate a fluid/blood collection, which should be brought to your surgeon's attention.

Dr Jacobs
Dr. Jacobs 
Certified: American Board of Plastic Surgery
Fellow: American College of Surgeons
Practice sub-specialty in Gynecomastia Surgery
815 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10021
Telephone:  (212) 570-6080
Email:  dr.j@elliotjacobsmd.com
Website:  http://www.gynecomastiasurgery.com
Website:  http://www.gynecomastianewyork.com/revi


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